Fruit & Nuts
Michigan State University Extension provides educational programs and publications based on applied research for Michigan fruit crops including apples, pears, blueberries, chestnuts, brambles, plums, cherries, grapes, peaches, strawberries and hops. These educational resources provide valuable help to Michigan growers and consumers regarding fruit pest management, food safety, business management, food processing, horticultural practices, irrigation and weed management.
October 28, 2014 | Joanne Davidhizar | Residents of the Berrien County Juvenile Center enjoy more fresh fruits and vegetables through the Michigan Farm to School Grant Program and Andrews University CSA.
October 27, 2014 | Terry McLean | Apple season is well underway! A recent Cultivate Michigan apple orchard tour in southeastern Michigan highlighted the importance of the apple crop to farmers, the versatility of the crop and its value to institutional food purchasers.
Landowner survey determines impacts of oil and gas leasing negotiation efforts Part 2: Lease royalty
October 23, 2014 | Curtis Talley Jr. | Results of a survey sent by Michigan State University Extension in 2013 to 130 landowners in 19 Michigan counties determines their activities in oil and gas leasing negotiation regarding the lease royalty.
October 22, 2014 | Phil Schwallier | The end of the 2014 apple harvest is in sight.
October 22, 2014 | Bob Tritten | With a good weather forecast for the next week, apple growers are seeing that the harvest finish line is near.
October 21, 2014 | Nikki Rothwell | We are encouraging Michigan fruit growers to take a short survey to measure the effectiveness of MSU Extension’s 2014 spotted wing Drosophila statewide monitoring program.
October 17, 2014 | Joanne Davidhizar | A variety of production, enology and marketing topics are scheduled for the Northern Grapes Project webinar series which runs from November 2014 to April 2015.
October 17, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | Try our new search tool to help in identifying diseases, insect and mite pests and beneficials of tree fruit. By using the tool, you can help us continue to improve it.
October 15, 2014 | Bob Tritten | Apple harvest has moved along at a rapid pace over the last week, with most growers now seeing the end of harvest in sight.
October 15, 2014 | Amy Irish-Brown | Heavy rains have slowed harvest only slightly.
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Date: Oct 30, 2014
Location: Moss Ridge Golf Course, 13545 Apple Ave., Ravenna, MI, 49451
Date: Nov 10, 2014 - Nov 12, 2014
Location: Northwest Research Station, 6686 South Center Highway Traverse, City, Michigan 49684-9550
Date: Dec 5, 2014
Location: MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center Conference Room, E3774 University Drive, Chatham, MI 49816
- Agricultural Literacy
- Breakfast on the Farm
- Farm Bill
- Grape Days
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Conference
- Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Christmas Trees
- Michigan MarketMaker
- Michigan Spring Peach Update
- Northwest Orchard & Vineyard Show
- Statewide & Regional Fruit Meetings
- Tilling the Soil of Opportunity
- Tree Fruit Integrated Pest Management School